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Name The Ireland Side Who Famously Overcame England In 2007

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With no sign of live rugby returning anytime soon, we’re delving once more into the archives to relive some of our favourite Irish rugby moments.  This time, we’re heading back to 2007 when Ireland claimed the Trible Crown but saw the Six Nations championship title slip agonisingly through their fingers, finishing second behind France on points difference. Round one brought …

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Recalling “The Worst Moment” Of Paul O’Connell’s Career

Paul O'Connell

As Covid-19 continues to put an indefinite halt on the rugby season, we’ve decided to dig out some of our favourite autobiographies in search of some interesting and memorable anecdotes.  Paul O’Connell’s ‘The Battle’, co-authored by Alan English, is a superb read. It gives a fascinating insight into the mindset of one of Ireland’s greatest ever players and the steely …

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“It’s Just A Terrible Performance Lads, Let’s Call It What It Is”


Ireland recorded a 35-0 victory over Russia on Thursday at the Rugby World Cup. Joe Schmidt’s team earned a bonus-point in the win, scoring five-tries against an aggressive but limited Russian side. Rob Kearney, Peter O’Mahony, Rhys Ruddock, Andrew Conway and Garry Ringrose all scored tries. However, it wasn’t entirely convincing. Ireland were solid, but lacked much spark, committing a …

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“Lads, If We Were On Japanese TV, We’d Have No Problem Pointing Out The Excellence Of Their Performance”


Ireland fell to a bruising 19-12 defeat to Japan on Saturday at the Rugby World Cup. The hosts blitzed Joe Schmidt’s team in a relentless, breathless performance. At one stage of the match, Ireland were ahead 12-3. They scored two tries in the opening 22 minutes. However, at full-time, when it mattered, Japan had raced into a 19-12 lead. The …

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Eddie O’Sullivan Weighs In On Devin Toner Debate

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Former Ireland head coach Eddie O’Sullivan has weighed in on the debate surrounding Devin Toner’s exclusion from Ireland’s Rugby World Cup squad. The Leinster lock, capped 67 times for Ireland, was the shock omission from Joe Schmidt’s squad earlier this week and the decision has divided the nation in the lead up to the World Cup. Before today’s final warm-up …

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Eddie O’Sullivan Has Questioned Why Leinster Have Signed Maori All Blacks’ James Lowe

When it was announced that Leinster had secured the signing of James Lowe, supporters of the eastern province were licking their lips at the thought of the 25-year-old tearing it up at the RDS.  Lowe made his eagerly anticipated debut for Leo Cullen’s side at the weekend in their 36-10 victory over Benetton at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo. The four-capped timed …

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Watch: Eddie O’Sullivan Slams Joe Schmidt’s Predictable Ireland Side

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Ireland’s faint hopes of wrestling their Six Nations title back off England were dashed on Friday evening as Wales ran out 22-9 winners in the Principality Stadium. Joe Schmidt’s side produced arguably their worst display under the former Leinster boss as some inexcusable errors cost them dear. They were calamitous at the lineout, toothless in attack and dropped far too much …

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Bernard Jackman The Early Favourite To Replace Pat Lam At Connacht

READING, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Grenoble head coach Bernard Jackman looks on ahead of the European Rugby Challenge Cup match between London Irish and Grenoble at Madejski Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Reading, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Bernard Jackman sits high among the early forecasted favourites to replace Lam at Connacht. Following the news today that Connacht’s much lauded head coach will be swapping the helm of Guinness Pro12 champions for potential second tier English rugby next season, names are already being touted as to who will take the hot seat in Galway. Paddy Power confirm that the …

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Former Ireland Head Coach Doesn’t Think Much Of Andy Farrell’s Defensive System For Ireland

The November international series has come to an end for Ireland and looking back it is easy to say that the set of results are among Ireland’s most impressive ever. A ‘gimme’ victory over Canada, a first ever victory over New Zealand and another hard fought win over Australia leaves Ireland sitting confidently among the All Blacks, England and Australia …

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Former Ireland Coach Eddie O’Sullivan Pays Tribute To Anthony Foley

CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 20: Anthony Foley (L) and Marcus Horan (R) celebtrate with the Trophy following victory during the Heineken Cup Final between Munster and Biarritz Olympique at the Millennium Stadium on May 20, 2006 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Former Ireland coach Eddie O’Sullivan has paid his tributes to Munster Head Coach Anthony Foley who was pronounced dead on Sunday morning after passing away overnight at Munster’s team hotel in Paris. Munster were due to face Racing 92 in their Champions Cup opener at the Stade Yves-Du-Manoir in Colombes, but the match was quickly cancelled after news emerged of Foley’s sudden death. …

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5 Potential Candidates To Become Munster’s New Director Of Rugby

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Anthony Foley, the Munster head coach looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Munster at Welford Road on December 20, 2015 in Leicester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Munster have announced they will hire a new director of rugby. When The 42 yesterday reported that Munster were to hire a director of rugby, many fans were shocked by the development. Not only does the creation of such a position represent a new departure for Munster, it also suggests that Anthony Foley will remain at the province for another …

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VIDEO: Ireland’s Top 5 Rugby Performances Against France

Ireland took on France yesterday in a game that wasn’t the most enjoyable. So here’s five victories over the French that were much better to watch.     5. 2012 6 Nations – France 17-17 Ireland The initial fixture was postponed due to a frozen pitch, so Ireland returned to Paris three weeks later to go again, easily disposing of …

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